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What to do this Father’s Day?

River Trips

Treat Dad to a relaxing River Trip; sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of the every changing River Bure as you listen to the live commentary on board one of our Double Decker Passenger Trip Boats. With a licenced bar, hot and cold drinks and a selection of light snacks available. There really is no better way to spend a few hours this weekend.

Broads Tours River Trips

Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary, as you discover the Norfolk Broads

For full details please see our full timetable, all of our boats have access for wheel chair users (advance booking is advisable) you are more than welcome to bring your pet and under 5’s travel for FREE, all of our River Trips depart from Wroxham,

Be the Captain of your very own boat!

If you prefer to explore at your own pace and relax with a picnic, then why not take to the water on one of our easy to drive Dayboats, with comfortable seating for up to 8 people these are the perfect way to get up close to some of the magical wildlife the Norfolk Broads is famous for.

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Our fleet of day boats uncovered and ready for Father’s day Weekend.

 

Our Dayboats are available by the hour, half day or a full 8 hour day, are staff are on hand to offer handling skills and will be more than happy to recommend a route for you to have that perfect family day out.

No previous experience required, life jackets are available for all ages and onsite parking is available. For full details on all of our various dayboats, visit our website or any of our staff will be more than happy to help you plan your day out.

 

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Enjoy a Free Day Boat in June
Come and stay in one of our modern and comfortable Waterside Holiday Homes in Wroxham, the heart of the Norfolk Broads. With fishing season well underway there really is no better way to enjoy this relaxing past time.

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Be the Captain for the day of your very own boat.

 

If you book to stay with us for a holiday starting the 29th of June you will enjoy the use of one of our standard day boats FREE of charge. Enjoy a 7 day break and enjoy the FREE use of a Day Boat for 2 days, stay for a short break 3 or 4 nights and enjoy the boat for 1 day. Short breaks can start on either Saturday 29th or Tuesday 2nd July. Click for further details on any of our properties. 

This offer is for new holiday bookings whilst staying in either one of our Cottages, Penthouse’s or Apartments. Only valid for the week the 29th June and please be aware that Fair View Lodge has its own current offer.

For full details on this offer please do not hesitate to contact us direct on 01603 782207.

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As May comes to an end, it has been a month scattered with inclement weather, more bank holidays than you can shake a stick at and an encouraging increase in trade for the company.

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Our fleet of day boats uncovered and ready for a busy Whitsun Weekend.

After a slow start to the season, with the coldest spring in decades affecting both day trade and weekly hire bookings, the weather gods finally decided to shine on Wroxham, with rising temperatures and sunshine married with the May Day Bank Holiday starting the month off on the right foot.

Self-drive day launches were flying off the quay heading like nobody’s business and passenger trip boats were leaving their stations full of happy customers, trying to make the most of the sunshine while it lasted.With the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend at the end of the month also being blessed with nice weather, the Friday and Saturday hire fleet turnaround days supplied us with 40 holidays for the half term week.

With Hire Fleet bookings on the up, aided by a successful ‘On the Water’ Open Weekend at the company at the back end of April, the projection for the rest of the summer is positive as we move into June.

Our happy group of boat builders are also being kept on their toes, with the arrival of two new mouldings to start work on a new 2-4 Berth cruiser called the Fair Executive and another Luxury Day Cruiser for day hire. Both of these projects will be documented on this blog in the coming weeks and months, so keep your eyes peeled for developments!

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Wilson the life jacket wearing teddy bear, modelling his new life jacket for the start of the Summer season.

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Wilson wearing his life jacket

Here is the latest addition to our day boat staff, affectionately known as Wilson. Come rain or shine, he can always be found outside the day boat shed on the quay heading down by the bridge, and he is a constant reminder for people to enjoy boating safely. Apart from a slight mishap with a black Labrador a few weeks back, which took a particular liking to his big fluffy ears, Wilson seems to have gone down well with adults and children alike. Why not pop down to Broads Tours and say hello!

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Welcome to Broads Tours

Everyone should see the Norfolk Broads! And the way to appreciate the Broads at their very best is from the water with Award Winning Visitor Attraction, Broads Tours of Wroxham.

Broads Tours River Trips

Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary, as you discover the Norfolk Broads

Choose a Broads Tours river trip, sit back and do it in style with entertaining live commentary, light refreshments and licensed bar. Or pack a picnic, hire one of our day boats and enjoy the freedom of doing your own thing. Either way, we are sure it will leave you wanting to do it all over again! (for full details of all of our River Trips visit www.broadstours.co.uk)

Enjoy the Broads … Britain’s magical waterland

Day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads

If you have only got a day or even just a few hours to spend on the Broads, why not hire one of our day boats? Pack up a picnic and simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the Broads at your own pace. Whichever boat you choose, we know you will feel you have had a special day and will want to do it all over again … that’s the magic of the Broads.

We have 3 different styles of self-drive day boats to choose from;

Our Standard day boats seat up to eight people, are simple to operate and have a canvas cabriolet style cover to protect you from the elements. Available to hire by the hour, part or full day on a first come, first served basis from (09.00 -17.30).

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Be the captain of your very own boat for an hour, half a day or a full 8 hour day.

Our Large electric boats are both quiet and Eco Friendly seating up to eleven people. For a full days hire only from (09.00 – 17.00) Pre-booking is essential for large electric boats during peak season.

Our Day cruisers seat up to eight people and are equipped with a two ring hob, grill, refrigerator, sink and WC. Split sliding canopy over the seating area allows alfresco dining on those sunny days. Available for full days hire only (10:00 – 17:00) Pre-booking is essential for large electric boats during peak season.

We also are able to offer one of our standard day boats with a wheelchair lift. For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly reception team.

Let us help you plan the perfect day out whether it be a family day out or catching up will old friends or simply a romantic afternoon on the river we have something to suit everyone and all occasions.

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our reception team on 01603 782207 or visit http://www.broadstours.co.uk/index.php

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Invitation
All of us at Norfolk Broads Direct would be delighted if you would join us at our boatyard in Wroxham for our’ On the Water Open Weekend Event’.

27th & 28th April, 2013
 10am – 4pm

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ō Norfolk Broads Direct on The Water Open Weekend.

What can you expect? For further details  http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/nbd-on-water-event-new

Faircraft Loynes  fleet
Have you ever fancied a holiday afloat on the Broads?
Why not come along for our Open Weekend and try a cruiser ‘On the Water’?
Our enthusiastic team will be on hand to show you the different styles of cruisers in our fleet and to give you tips and friendly advice in the skills of boat handling.

Broads Tours River Trips
Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary on a Broads Tours river trip. All trips half normal price
Adults: £4.00 Children £3.25, under 5’s go free

Broads Tours Dayboat Hire
Take to the helm of a self-drive dayboat and enjoy two hours for the price of one!
£16 for 2 hours.

Wherry Yacht Norada
Compare our modern Faircraft Loynes fleet to this Grand Old Lady, courtesy of the Wherry Yacht Charter Trust

RSPB
A member of the RSPB will be on hand to explain the fabulous water birds that live on the Broads

The Little Blue Boat
The illustrator, Paul Jackson,  of this exciting new children’s book will be giving book readings.  Children can enjoy the adventures of the Able Sea Bear on board the Little Blue Boat on the Broads.

Broads Authority Launch
Meet the Broads Authority Navigation Ranger for some tips on safe boat handling.

Catering
The Vintage Broadsman will be on her moorings with a fully licensed bar and light refreshments.
Other catering will include a hog roast and the locally produced Ronaldo’s Ice Cream.

For further details please visit  http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/nbd-on-water-event-new or alternatively call and speak to a member of our team.

We hope that you will be able to join us, please RSVP to info@broads.co.uk or telephone 01603 782207

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New for Spring 2013 Fair Statesman 1 & 2

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Fair Statesman 1, and with work well underway on Statesman 2, it won’t be long until these two modern and stylish cruisers are out on hire.

The Statesman’s offer first class living for up to 8 people, with dual steering, spacious outside seating complete with sunbathing area, light and airy saloon that can convert into a double bed, a good practical sized galley complete with full size cooker and fridge, large flat screen TV offering satellite television, DVD player and a Playstation 3.

The Statesman’s have all of the creature comforts of home and much more.

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01603 782207 or visit our website on the link below http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/cruiser-detail/broads-boating-holidays-fair-statesman

Fair Statesman

Brand New for Spring 2013

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Fair Statesman being launched ready for hire.

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Celebrating the launch of our New Fair Statesman 1

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The first of many inside images of Fair Statesman1

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Our New Fair Statesman 1

For further details please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01603 782207 or visit our website on the link below http://www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk/cruiser-detail/broads-boating-holidays-fair-statesman

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Norfolk Broads Direct Open Weekend: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2013

The British Marine Federation is launching a nationwide campaign to get people ‘On the Water’ during the weekend of the 27th & 28th April 2013.  The marine industry will be coming together to provide boating information and activities at venues all around the country.

There will be events, taster trips and briefings at open days at training centres, boatyards and marinas. Whether people are experienced boaters or complete novices this weekend will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about the joys and excitement of boating.  There will be a wealth of opportunities to get ‘On the Water’ either on the UK’s 7760 miles of coastline or on the nation’s network of inland rivers, canals and of course here in the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland.

Here at Norfolk Broads Direct in Wroxham we will be opening our boatyard for both days to showcase a selection of the hire cruisers from our premier Faircraft Loynes fleet. Our enthusiastic team will be on hand to show potential hirers around the different styles of boats available including all of the onboard facilities. Potential hirers will even have the opportunity to try the boat out ‘On the Water’, our experienced staff will give them tips and friendly advice in the skills of boat handling to ensure that they can get the maximum out of their chosen craft.

Norfolk Broads Direct Fair Admiral

A real head turner with outside dining area and sun-deck.

During the days we will be running a timetable of river trips to Salhouse Broad on the Queen of the Broads and the Belle of the Broads.  Visitors to the open day will be able to enjoy a trip at half of our normal published rate.  Visitors will also be able to hire a dayboat for two hours for the price of one. The ever popular Vintage Broadsman will be on her moorings providing a licensed bar with teas and coffees and light refreshments.  There is ample parking, and customer toilets on site.  Hoveton and Wroxham railway station is only a 10 minute walk way.

Other on site attractions during the weekend will include a Hog Roast and ice cream, all from local producers. We also hope to be joined by other attractions close to the Broads, to give people a flavour of what our magical waterland has to offer.

We have just received the exciting news that the Pleasure Wherry Norada will be joining us for the 2 days. We are very pleased to see this lovely traditional craft back on the water after her extensive refit during 2011 and 2012.

Watch this space for further details or alternatively contact a member of our team on 01603 782207

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The Norfolk Broads, step into a secret world of big open skies and discover the unrivalled charms of Britain’s Magical Waterland. The beautiful Norfolk Broads were created by man in the medieval times and perfected by nature over centuries of change in the landscape and the very different interests that attract visitors to this popular holiday destination today.

A National Park in all but its name, they are a unique haven for a wonderful diversity of wildlife, tranquil meadows, woodland, reed marshes, rivers and broads, providing a unique habitat for some of Britain’s rarest species and protected as an area of natural beauty, this magical area is waiting to be discovered, what ever the weather and time of year.

During the cooler winter season we have a smaller selection of our Luxury Holiday Cruisers available, the Cruisers we have on offer have been selected to provide a cosy base for the ever changeable British climate.

Fair Princess- Luxury Eco-friendly, single level cruiser perfect for a couple, boasting all the creature comforts of home and much more, prices start from £470 for a mid-week or weekend short break, based on 2 people sharing

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Fair Jubilee- Offering first class cruising, new for 2012, complete with whirlpool bath, separate shower, bow-thruster for easy manoeuvring and many more luxurious features, prices start from £535 for a mid-week or weekend short break based on 2 people sharing.

Fair Regent- A modern cruiser ideal for a couple or small family, single level throughout, offering a spacious bathroom with a large corner bath, prices start from £410 for a mid-week or weekend short break, based on 2-4 people sharing.

Fair Royale- Prestige cruising for four, offering fantastic views of the every changing Broads, with the option of driving from inside or out, prices start from £600 for a mid-week or weekend short break based on 4-6 people sharing.

Fair President- Prestige, luxurious cruiser with space and comfort in mind. Fitted out to a very high standard our Fair President is a real head turner. prices start from £775 for a mid-week or weekend short break based on 4-6 people sharing.

Fair Sovereign- Fitted out to the same standard as the Fair President, but just a little shorter in length.  prices start from £690 for a mid-week or weekend short break based on 4-6 people sharing.

Fair Commander- A traditional Broads cruiser, ideal for the larger family group or simply a group of friends wanting to relax and enjoy some peaceful fishing. prices start from £510 for a mid-week or weekend short break based on 4-6 people sharing.

For further details on any of our selection of Winter Holiday Cruisers, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our reception team on 01603 782207 or visit our website www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk

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Cordon Rouge under goes a winter make-over ready in preparation for the 2013 season

Over the last few months our popular Broad Tours, passenger trip boat The Cordon Rouge has been in our main workshop under going an extensive winter make-over.

Rouge having her winter make-over ready for 2013

Nick Rivett who usually can be seen at the helm as Skipper of  another of our trip boats ” The Queen of the Broads” has been at the fore front of the make-over, carrying out most of the sanding, welding and painting as well as suggested many of the new improvements.

Whilst she is has been in the wet dock, all of the topsides and outside seating areas have been sanded and repainted, the hand rails and boarding steps have all been replaced.

Rouge having her hull painted and awaiting a new bright red anti-foul

Once the top was finished she was ready to be lifted out of the water and sat down, for Nick to start the enormous task of sanding the 7oft hull. With a beam of 13ft 9″you can imagine that we have had to provide him with alot of strong coffee and feed him lots of chocolates and sweets.

The Cordon Rouge was originally built in Wakefield, and then fitted out by Broad Tours in 1987 and since then she has became a local landmark of the Northern Broads. Operating in and out of our Wroxham based boatyard, she is one of our more traditional passenger boats.

This year Nick has really put his mark on the Rouge bringing a new leash of life to her, reinstated the traditional Broads Tours colour scene on both the paint job and with the new design stickers.

The plan is to put her in the water for the end of next week, at this point we can begin the last stage of her make-over, with the inside having an extensive spring clean, new carpets and outside cushions the outside undercover seating areas are both have new roofs and vinyl side covers.

I haven’t mentioned to Nick that we plan to lift “The Queen of the Broads” out of the water after Christmas! I think that i’ll wait till he has enjoyed his well deserved Christmas break.

One of our Trip Boats, awaiting Nick’s magic touch!

We hope that you will be as excited as we are with her transformation? The Cordon Rouge will start her 2013 season from Easter on-wards and is available for private charter, ideal for wedding celebrations, work social events or a family celebration, for further details on helping you plan a special event contact us on 01603 782207

For full details on all our themed music evenings and special events visit www.broadstours.co.uk

 

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